#148: Will I Ever Feel Rested From These Inner Conflicts I Have?

confidence growth mindset Mar 03, 2022
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Do you wonder if a life lived with bipolar disorder will ever give you a break? Does it seem like you go from one crisis to another, with no relief in between or time to catch your breath?

Maybe it’s not by chance or accident that you don’t feel rested. It could be a healthy sign that your brain and body are telling you to Do Something Different.

Don’t miss today’s episode as we finish our Wellness series, to understand what it means to be “at peace” with Ourselves, our Diagnosis and our Circumstances.


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  • Inner conflicts are often felt as “anxieties” within the body, in the form of restlessness.

  • Anxiety itself is not a mental illness. It is a designed part of your brain to alert you that something in your life needs to be addressed—quickly and effectively!

  • Feeling “at home” with your circumstances is part of living with a bipolar diagnosis. And part of having bipolar itself is to feel more “on edge” than ordinary unaffected persons. So managing that edge becomes your new job when you go searching for proven positive coping techniques.


Lifer Discussion Guide

There is no Lifer guide for this episode, but you can use the takeaway stories in this episode to open up a conversation this week. “Lifers” are special people who have the kind of faithfulness to you that assures you they’ll be there when called upon. If you haven’t nominated a Lifer as part of your non-medical support team, what are you waiting for? :-)


Join the Tribe!

Once you’ve had a chance to talk or journal about these things you might have a question from this episode. If so, make sure you head on over to The Bipolar Now Podcast Network on Facebook! There’s quite a few people over there who are also taking a new step in their mental health. And we’d love for you to share your story with us when you’re ready. So don’t miss out!